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Mike S
14th August 2010, 09:44 PM
Here's an ensemble I've owned for close to 20 years. It's allegedly from a small museum that closed and sold off its possessions.
The helmet is made by the Australian firm Lasica in 1942. It's identical to the British Type B except the Aussie model has a thin strap and buckle across the forehead.
Goggles are typical Mark IVs and the oxygen mask a Type G with Type 28 carbon microphone.
W/O Mullet is pencilled inside. My research could only uncover a W/O Aubrey Mullett, an observer who served with several squadrons including a period attached to the USAAF. Despite the spelling, I'm assuming it's the same person.

Mike S.

15th August 2010, 07:45 AM
Very nice COMPLETE helmet. Most are just the leather,maybe the goggles but yours has it all. Great stuff, BB